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Kitsch Pinot Noir
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16¼/20

Kitsch Pinot Noir 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaKitsch came out of the gate strong four vintages ago with their laser rieslings, as well as their packaging progress (SAXX underwear are a past enterprise of 4th gen Kelownans Ria and Trent Kitsch). A smart hire of somm Grant Biggs as winemaker has solidified the winery as one to watch. This is from G Spot Vineyard in East Kelowna, clones 828 and 115, and silty loam over sand and clay. This was ten percent whole cluster, with an 18 day maceration and stainless ferment before eight months in French oak. Slightly smoked forest berries, earth, cedar, leather, black cherry, wild raspberry on a stencilled, yet supple palate. Acidity is cran-bright, and tannins are featherweight. For immediate consumption, hopefully with wild mushroom risotto.Tasted: 23 December 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 40.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Kitsch WinesDistributors: Winery Direct
Varietal: Pinot NoirUPC: 626990330110